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That's the argument author and statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb makes in his bestseller The Black Swan
. Perpetually fascinating blog Brain Pickings dug up and highlighted the section in a particularly lovely post . Taleb kicks off his musings with an anecdote about the legendary library of Italian writer Umberto Eco, which contained a jaw-dropping 30,000 volumes.
N eedless to say, I’m not straight. And I’m quite progressive when it comes to relationships, gender norms, and marriage. (By progressive, I mean practical. Straight people are needlessly complicated.) My friend group is mostly LGBTQIA+ and we have a host of relationship issues, platonic and otherwise, but somehow it just seems easy to me.
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